NOROOZ 2008! An Inter-cultural Celebration of Spring Renewal & the Persian New Year
Seattle-based Iranian music ensemble, Kamand, joins hands with a Seattle based group, Pangeo, and guest artists to celebrate NOROOZ, the Persian New Year and first day of Spring.
In Iran, NOROOZ is celebrated by cleaning the home, gathering with family and friends, making peace in relationships, and starting fresh with music and dancing.
Please join us for this special evening in honor of our human connections and the joy of spring renewal. Sponsored by Iranian American Community Alliance. www.iaca-seattle.org
Bobak Salehi, Kamanche, Setar, Violin (www.shabava.com) A talented multi instrumentalist, Bobak was born in Tehran, Iran. He ventured into the music realm when he was eight years old, under the direction of his father maestero Hossein Salehi, and later studied violin with other Iranian master artists.
Helene Eriksen, Persian Folk Dance, www.helene-eriksen.de
Helene Eriksen's International Dance Theatre
St.Demetrios' church of Seattle "Akrites" dancers
directed by Vassili Dikeakos.
Karavans Dance Troupe, Directed by Mish Mish, www.karavansdancetroupe.com
Iraj Khademi and Paul plumis
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Kamand is Seattle's only traditional Persian music ensemble. Their repertoire ranges from regional folk music to classical compositions. Since 2003, Kamand has been invited to contribute their music to diverse community events, including the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Portland Iranian Festival, numerous benefits, and the Folklife in the Schools K-12 educational program. Kamand dedicates every performance to increasing multicultural awareness and building relationships of respect and appreciation within the community. You can visit www.kamand.org for more information.
Pangeo, is a four member group based in Seattle drawn together by a passion for Greek music and music of the Balkans. With a taste for old-style dance music they are equally at home playing ballads from the mountains of Epiros in Greece, or lively tunes from the Bulgarian Yugoslavian and Albanian border area. You can also visit www.kyklosmusic.com for more information.
Also thickets are available in Iranian grocery stores and Iranian restaurants in Seattle and Bellevue area.
Town Hall Seattle
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Seattle, WA 98101
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